Photo Flash: CHILDREN'S HOUR Celebrates Opening Night
When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. Karen Wright and Martha Dobie run a girls' boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage.
Banned in London and several cities across America, The Children's Hour received its world premiere on Broadway in 1934. Generations on, its potent exploration of a culture of fear remains startlingly relevant.
Keira was last on stage in The Misanthrope directed by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy in 2009. Her many film credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, Domino, Silk, Atonement and the forthcoming London Boulevard and A Dangerous Method.
Elisabeth will make her West End debut in The Children's Hour. She is best known for playing the role of Peggy Olson in the ongoing award-winning television series Mad Men, for which she has received both Emmy Award and SAG Award nominations, as well as for the role of Zoe Bartlett in The West Wing.
The Children's Hour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis.
Ian Rickson's production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour is now taking bookings at the Comedy Theatre until 30 April
Dates: until 7 May 2011
Address: Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturdays at 2.30pm
Ticket prices: £15, £25, £30, £35, £39, £45, £49.50, £60 (including a £1.50 theatre restoration levy), plus concessions and advance concessions for OAPs, students and unemployed from £25
A daily allocation of best, top price seats is available from the box office from 10am on the day of performance at £15 each.
Isabell Elison, Marama Corlett,Isabella Brazier-Jones, Eve Ponsonby, Poppy Carter